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Wood Ducks Announce 2020 Coaching Staff

December 9, 2019 - Arlington, Texas - Today the Texas Rangers announced their Minor League Staff for the 2020 season, including the group that will lead the Wood Ducks this spring. Down East will be Managed by Josh Johnson, who moves up a level from Single-A Hickory, where he was the fourth coach with the Crawdads, who made it to the South Atlantic League Championship last fall. Hitting Coach Jared Goedert joins Johnson in moving up from Hickory to Down East. They join Pitching Coach Steve Mintz who has been wi... Full Story

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Down East Wood Ducks Unveil New Copa de la Diversion Identity for 2020 Season

November 15, 2019 - Kinston, North Carolina - The Down East Wood Ducks announced their new Copa de la Diversion identity for the 2020 season earlier today. The team took part in the program in 2019 as Patos Joyuyos. The new identity for 2020 is Avocados Luchadores de Down East. The announcement was part of MiLB's unveiling of its 2020 Copa de la Diversion (Fun Cup) campaign and event series. Similar to last year, the 2020 participating teams will release their official on-field looks in March as the second part ... Full Story

Stephen Watson Named 2019 Carolina League Turf Manager of the Year

September 17, 2019 - Kinston, North Carolina - The Carolina League has announced that Stephen Watson, Head Groundskeeper for the Down East Wood Ducks, has won the 2019 Carolina League Sports Turf Manager of the Year. The win marks the third straight year that Watson has taken home the award. The Sports Turf Manager of the Year is determined by a vote on the overall quality and game readiness of the playing surface and bullpen areas. The manager and coaches of each of the 10 Carolina League teams are asked to rank... Full Story

Down East Wood Ducks Announce 2020 Schedule

September 16, 2019 - Kinston, N.C. - The Down East Wood Ducks have announced the release of their 2020 regular season schedule. The schedule will include 70 regular season home games and an exhibition game on Monday, April 6th for a total of 71 regular season home games. The Wood Ducks will again open the regular season at home as the team will kick off the 2020 campaign on Thursday, April 9th when they take on the Potomac Nationals. The game will begin a 7-game homestand that will also see the Woodies take on th... Full Story

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